June 18, 2014

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Being productive! Learn about avoiding distractions, productivity tools, and more! […]

6 Things the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Them

"The rich and the poor are alike; they both worry about taxes." — Anon There is perhaps no entity disliked more than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It feels the brunt of our disdain during the late winter and early spring each year and — for some unfortunate souls — far beyond into the future. The IRS has become the punchline to many jokes in the years since its inception. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways for Families to Save Money in June

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways for families to save in June, getting your financial affairs in order, and assimilating into your new job. Top 5 Articles 7 Simple Ways for Families to Save Money in June — To save money in June, families can shop at Farmer's Markets and cut the cable. […]

10 Things Worth Paying More For

  Is it really wise to pinch pennies in every area? Is it smart to hoard your money without ever putting it to work for you? I'm not talking about investments or risky stock-market schemes. I'm simply addressing the realistic question of whether or not there are situations where you should loosen the grip on your wallet. […]

The Manly Guide to Saving Money

Gentlemen, it is well past time to reclaim the habits and skills that set us apart and define who we are. Put aside the smartphone and the take hold of your tool bag — there's work to do! (And ladies, feel free to ignore the bluster and pick up some tools, too. […]

My Timeless Strategy for Buying Electronics

I write for a living, mostly for websites. It’s not surprising that I have a great deal of use for a number of electronic items. I have a smartphone, a reasonably modern computer, a laptop, and an iPad Mini. Almost since the day I graduated from college, using computers and other electronic devices has been an essential part of my professional life and a useful part of my personal life. […]

Exchange Traded Funds: The Low-Fee Investment Option You Don't Know About

Although they've been around since 1993, Exchange Traded Funds (or ETFs) are among the trendiest types of investing out there today. Some people are drawn in by the fact that they trade like stocks, while others love the idea of following a market that seems to be going up again. (See also: Mutual Fund Basics) But ETFs are also among the lesser-known types of investments. […]

The high cost of keeping up with the Joneses

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. In late 2004, Kim Parr and her family upgraded their lifestyle with a brand new home in a rural area. As an optometrist with a higher-than-average salary, it seemed like the natural thing to do. […]

6 Simple Ways to Get More Exercise Without Working Out

By now we've all heard that getting 10,000 steps per day (approximately 5 miles) is the key to a more active lifestyle, weight management, and general well-being. Thing is, hitting that number sounds daunting — especially for those of us who work desk jobs and long hours. […]

Help a Reader: Career Move

Here's an enmail I recently received from a reader: I'm 28 making ~$115,000 total compensation ($85k in salary). Working at a tech company and missed the last cycle of promotions (1.5 years into the role) the next role would be to manager. […]

Too Good to Be True? How Trader Joe's Sells Affordable Goods

There are many die-hard fans of Trader Joe's who will assure you that it's the best grocery store ever. And that's not just hearsay. In fact, the quirky grocery chain recently came in first in a national survey that polled people on their favorite supermarket. RELATED: Organic vs. […]

Don’t look a gift employer in the mouth

Even if you’re not a news junkie like me, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve seen or heard one news item ad infinitum over the past several years. That nugget is the story about Americans’ retirement readiness, or lack thereof. We are endlessly informed by the media that we’re not ready to retire — and that we won’t be ready unless we start banking lots more dough. […]